It’s only a matter of time before James Murphy’s dance-punk project LCD Soundsystem reconnects once more. At least that’s what Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry expects after working closely with Murphy for Arcade Fire’s upcoming fourth album, Reflektor. Parry spoke with The Sun about the forthcoming album, taking the time to shower his fellow studio collaborator with adulation as well.
“LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire have toured together lots of times,” Parry said. LCD Soundsystem dissolved abruptly in 2011 following the release of their third album This Is Happening. “We have always admired each other’s band – LCD are our favorite band ever. I’d be shocked if James doesn’t reform them one day. They are too good not to.”
Arcade Fire’s forthcoming album has been subject to huge amounts of hype from the beginning. They even worked alongside David Bowie, who provided vocals to the album’s eponymous “Reflektor” single.
“We were mixing at Electric Lady studios in New York,” frontman Win Butler said. “The line [Bowie] does on ‘Reflektor’ echoes the line he does on ‘Fame,’ the song he recorded in the very same studio with John Lennon. So he showed up and said, ‘The last time I was here I was recording with John Lennon.’ And we looked at each other to say, ‘And here you are recording with Arcade Fire.’”
Arcade Fire will release their highly anticipated new album Reflektor, featuring the contributions of both Murphy and Bowie, on Oct. 28 via Merge.